Lynn University’s small class size allows me to get to know my students personally and understand their professional goals. This permits me to present the course information in a way that is relevant to their career goals and personal interests. Not only does it help keep their attention, it also makes the new information seem familiar, drawing the students into the course.
South Florida is the perfect location for sports management students because we are surrounded by a living lab of healthy living and active lifestyles. We have unparalleled recreational sports programs provided by Palm Beach County, and our professional sports teams are not only diverse (covering football, basketball, baseball, hockey and pro racing), but they are easily accessible to our students. This makes the Lynn University Sports Management program ideal for serious students looking for a distinct advantage in the field.
In tune with the College of Hospitality’s mission, Charles Barr is dedicated to excellence in student development, which he achieves by fostering an environment that is conducive to individualized learning through innovative programs of student in an evolving, multicultural world.
B.S., York College of Pennsylvania
M.S., Lynn University
D.S.M., United States Sports Academy
I diversify my classes, as well as my teaching style, to challenge students on a daily basis. In the sports seminar course I employ a debate format which provides students with the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and reasoning skills. During the sports ethics lectures, students break up into small groups and discuss various ethical dilemmas before moving forward in the chapter. Students in the sports marketing course work on actual bids for marketing contracts and get a hands-on approach that compliments the curriculum.
All of the courses that I teach are designed to provide students with multiple methods of exhibiting their mastery of the course material. Traditional testing methods are still used, but in conjunction with projects, papers, presentations and discussions.